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Old March 18th, 2014, 04:26 PM   #21
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I'm planning on holding back with a full judgement until it's properly rising - I reckon the cladding will make or break this one, so it depends whether or not they decide to value-engineer it. Hopefully the cladding won't look cheap and plastic...if it's of a more classy/shiny/metallic quality, I reckon this tower could look pretty good.
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Old March 19th, 2014, 01:07 PM   #22
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I have a feeling that it will turn out like a mad tumbling version of the Bezier Apartments at Old Street. These are meant to be luxury with ridiculous prices but especially round the back which lacks the overall curvature of the front, the panelling looks quite cheap and plastic. Well pretty nasty.
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Old March 23rd, 2014, 10:41 PM   #25
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The last photo is of Sky Gardens. There's a thread about it here.
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Old March 29th, 2014, 12:42 AM   #26
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Currently 2 cranes and 2 piling machines on site.
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Old April 1st, 2014, 01:53 PM   #27
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Wrong side of bus, but this construction site is now incredibly impressive. Take a bus down Wandsworth road and see for yourself.

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Old April 22nd, 2014, 02:20 AM   #28
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If anyone wants a taste of what the new store will probably feel like go down to the Tesco Extra at Streatham that was opened in October. Trolley escalators from the underground parking, really nice big glass windows providing loads of light into the store, a mezzanine shopping level, apartments on top. Really hope that all big box retail turned into something like this. There's also one in Woolwich like this that can be seen in this guardian article: http://www.theguardian.com/business/...-over-the-shop
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Wal Mart is doing this in the US with surprisingly good results. I like this one in Washington DC.

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Old June 3rd, 2014, 01:57 AM   #30
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Shouldn't this thread be moved to construction forum?
Piling has definitely started:






BTW, does building opposite has its own thread? It is next to roller disco.
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 02:06 AM   #31
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BTW, does building opposite has its own thread? It is next to roller disco.
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Old June 15th, 2014, 11:21 PM   #32
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Construction has 100% started - this is right next to one of the former site entrances and I think it where the store front will be:

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Although they still haven't got rid of all the demolition rubble yet:

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Looks like work digging the basement of the store part of the site is ongoing:

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Old July 20th, 2014, 12:32 AM   #33
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Some scaffolding visible now - although it's only in a small area near the front, perhaps indicates work has started above ground on the store element of the project.
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And some moving-bus phone camera shots proving the scaffolding mentioned yesterday, which on closer examination appear more like site offices, as well as showing how big the hole they've dug is:

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Old August 19th, 2014, 10:02 PM   #35
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So this has beat it's rival across the road to be the first with a tower crane on site.

Here's a quick phone snap from earlier today:

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Lets face it... even if the cladding on these is top notch they'll still look awful.
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Lets face it... even if the cladding on these is top notch they'll still look awful.
I completely agree with you; I find it difficult to picture a nice finish.
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Indeed. All the different cladding types, window arrangements and overall silhouette do not work towards a coherent design in my mind.
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